Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker joins the broadcast to explore the challenges in his jurisdiction - and those throughout the D.C. region.
Since early January, Jewish schools and community centers across the country have received waves of phone calls with anti-Semitic messages and bomb threats. Several of the those threatening phone calls have targeted the Jewish community in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. The threats also come amid a local rise in hate-crimes and hate-speech. Kojo chats with community leaders about how Jews, law enforcement and elected officials, and other faith communities are responding– and whether the threats are indicative of growing regional and national anti-Semitism.
- Ron Halber Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington; @JCRCgw
- Rabbi Mitchel Malkus Head of School, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School; @mitchmalkus
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